Pancreatic elastase 1 quantification


This test quantifies pancreatic elastase 1 in stool samples, allowing the diagnosis or exclusion of pancreatic exocrine insufficiency, which can be caused by chronic pancreatitis, cystic fibrosis, pancreatic cancer or diabetes mellitus. An ELISA is employed, with the inclusion of a series of standards, allowing the quantification of pancreatic elastase in patient samples. Follow-up of patients with mild or moderate pancreatic insufficiency is therefore possible.

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To request this test please send sample with a request providing patient ID (three identifiers), specimen information, assay required, relevant clinical details and sender information. Before sending sample please read details on requesting and labelling by clicking on the link. Please also refer to any additional information provided for this test.

Additional information

Samples may be sent by post if stored for no more than 3 days in a refrigerator. For anylonger delay in sending, samples should be frozen and sent on ice.

Sending address

Microbiology, Virology and Infection Control Level 4, Camelia Botnar Laboratories Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children Great Ormond Street London WC1N 3JH DX number: DX6640203 DX Exchange: Bloomsbury 91WC

Laboratory service

Microbiology, Virology and Infection Control

Sample requirements

Stool (pea sized amount)

Reference range

Not applicable

Turnaround time

7 days

Disease / group

pancreatic exocrine insufficiency


Upon request

Call in advance?

Not required

Microbiology, Virology and Infection Control

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